Omanyala bags Gold for Team Kenya at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

Spread the love

There is no doubt that the fastest man in Africa Ferdinand Omanyala would fly the Kenyan flag high at the Commonwealth games. Impressive in the semi-final he looked the favourite on Wednesday and duly controlled the final from gun to tape, flying out of the blocks and surging clear and looking more like a barrelling rugby prop than a sprinter to win in 10.02 seconds.

Omanyala reached the final after winning his semifinal in a time of 10.02 seconds. after that Omanyala stormed the final with ease clinching the gold medal in a time of 10.02 seconds. Ferdinand Omanyala became the first Kenyan to clinch Kenya’s first title in the short sprint since Seraphino Antao in 1962.

His closest rival who was the defending champion Akani Simbine of South Africa was a distant second in 10.13 second while Sri Lanka’s Yupun Abeykoon managed a surprise bronze medal in 10.14 seconds.

Spread the love
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x